Therapeutic massage is based on the idea that we can experience muscle tension relief and even condition the muscles through repeated movements performed on the body such as elbow kneading.
Some of the other goals of therapeutic massage, as you might be able to deduce from the term, are to put the client at ease and to encourage them to enter a state of deep relaxation. This comes with its own benefits, such as reduced levels of cortisol or stress and improved mood.
Some of the massages included under the term therapeutic massage include trigger point therapy and sports massage. This means that the methods of the practice are as numerous as the potential benefits.
Therapeutic massage isn’t confined to one method, and in fact can be practiced in a variety of ways. For example, sports massage targets discomfort in the body as a result of physical exercise and tends to centre around the legs using deep tissue techniques and hand manipulation. Whereas trigger point therapy is focused on releasing knots in the body which accumulate due to muscle overuse. The method in this process involves pressing into these knots, and also requires the client to breathe deeply for better results.
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